Queen and Adam Lambert at the Oscars 2/19/19

Adam Lambert announced via Twitter that Queen + Adam Lambert would appear on Sunday night’s (February 24th) Academy Awards telecast, posting, “We will rock The Oscars.” The Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic is up for five statues — including the awards for Best Actor for the film’s lead Rami Malek, along with the prizes for Best PictureBest Sound MixingBest Film Editing, and Best Sound EditingThe 91st Academy Awards airs live on Sunday (February 24th) on ABC at 8 pm ET.

Brian May, who along with Queen drummer Roger Taylor served as an executive producer on the film, admitted that the lines were constantly blurred for him during the process of making Bohemian Rhapsody[“I find myself working on the edits, y’know, working on the film, I, I do kind of believe he’s me and I think, ‘Oh, what have I done there? Oh no, it’s him!’ It even suspends our disbelief, really. I love the way that Rami has captured not only Freddie’s great power and ebullience, but also the sensitive side, y’know the vulnerability of Freddie — of which there was a lot. Y’know, he came from very small beginnings, as you see in the film.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . in the film)

  • Queen + Adam Lambert tour dates (subject to change):
    July 10 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
    July 12 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
    July 14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
    July 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
    July 19, 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
    July 23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
    July 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
    July 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
    July 28 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    July 30 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
    July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
    August 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
    August 4 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
    August 6, 7 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    August 9 – Chicago, IL – United Center
    August 10 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    August 13 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
    August 15 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    August 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
    August 18 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
    August 20 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
    August 22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
    August 23 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

SIDE NOTES

  • The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is now available digitally and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
  • According to the press release, “For the first time, fans can experience a truly one-of-a-kind music movie event with the complete Live Aid movie performance featuring two never-before-seen songs — ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and ‘We Will Rock You’ — packed into a 22-minute collective experience recreating the original event. In addition, on Blu-ray & digital, fans will get a look behind the making of the film including interviews with Queen, the cast and creative team.”
  • Bohemian Rhapsody digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD special features are: “The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters”; “Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie”; “The Look and Sound of Queen”; “Recreating Live Aid”
  • Bohemian Rhapsody DVD special features are: “The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters”